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aspire División en sílabas: as·pire
Pronunciación: /əˈspī(ə)r/

Definición de aspire en inglés:

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[no object]
1Direct one’s hopes or ambitions toward achieving something: we never thought that we might aspire to those heights [with infinitive]: other people will aspire to be like you
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • For dancers aspiring to join the troupe, the audition, which is videotaped, generally consists of two parts: dance class and improvisation.
  • For those families who aspired to a nice car, a comfortable house, and private schools for their children, the new government promised economic and political tranquility.
  • A street kid who was once sent to a reformatory, he aspired to be a boxer, enlisted in the navy, and did jail time for a minor robbery.
Sinónimos
desire, hope for, dream of, long for, yearn for, set one's heart on, wish for, want, be desirous of;
aim for, seek, pursue, set one's sights on
would-be, aspirant, hopeful, budding;
potential, prospective, future;
ambitious, determined, upwardly mobile
informal wannabe
1.1 literary Rise high; tower: above the domes of loftiest mosques, these pinnacles of death aspire

Origen

Late Middle English: from French aspirer or Latin aspirare, from ad- 'to' + spirare 'breathe'.

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  • spirit from Middle English:

    Our word spirit is based on Latin spiritus ‘breath or spirit’, from spirare ‘to breathe’—the ancient Romans believed that the human soul had been ‘breathed’ into the body—the image is the same as ‘the breath of life’. The sense ‘strong distilled alcoholic drink’ comes from the use in alchemy of spirit to mean ‘a liquid essence extracted from some substance’. People sometimes say the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak when they have good intentions but yield to temptation and fail to live up to them. The source is the New Testament, where Jesus uses the phrase after finding his disciples asleep in the Garden of Gethsemane despite telling them that they should stay awake. Spirare forms the basis of numerous English words including aspire (mid 16th century) from adspirare ‘to breath upon, seek to reach’; conspire (Late Middle English) from conspirare ‘to breath together, agree’; expire (late 16th century) ‘to breath out’; inspire (Late Middle English) ‘breath into’ from the idea that a divine or outside power has inspired you; and perspire (mid 17th century) ‘to breath through’; and transpire (Late Middle English) ‘breath across. In English spirit was shortened to sprite (Middle English) which in turn developed sprightly (late 16th century).

Palabras que riman con aspire

acquire, admire, afire, applier, attire, ayah, backfire, barbwire, bemire, briar, buyer, byre, choir, conspire, crier, cryer, defier, denier, desire, dire, drier, dryer, dyer, enquire, entire, esquire, expire, fire, flyer, friar, fryer, Gaia, gyre, hellfire, hire, hiya, ire, Isaiah, jambalaya, Jeremiah, Josiah, Kintyre, latria, liar, lyre, Maia, Maya, Mayer, messiah, mire, misfire, Nehemiah, Obadiah, papaya, pariah, peripeteia, perspire, playa, Praia, prior, pyre, quire, replier, scryer, shire, shyer, sire, skyer, Sophia, spire, squire, supplier, Surabaya, suspire, tier, tire, transpire, trier, tumble-dryer, tyre, Uriah, via, wire, Zechariah, Zedekiah, Zephaniah

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